Remarkably sharp and detailed photographs make Dee Strickler's wildflower books superior field and reference guides. "Forest Wildflowers" helps hikers, campers, botanists and nature lovers identify more than 130 common wildflowers in the forested areas of the northern and central Rocky Mountains, including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Many of the flowers also grow wild in Oregon, Washington, and adjacent Canada.
The vibrant, full-color photos, combined with precise descriptions of each flower's key characteristics, habitat, and range, make wildflower identification easier than ever. "Forest Wildflowers" is one of three titles from Dee Strickler that form a comprehensive series about wildflowers in the Rocky Mountain states. The other titles are "Alpine Wildflowers" and "Prairie Wildflowers". A fourth book, "Wayside Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest" identifies nearly 400 showy wildflowers from western Montana to the Pacific Coast. Book five, "Northwest Penstemons" includes the 80 species of Penstemon that grow wild in the four northwestern states.